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Concourse is an online platform that allows users to organize, share and analyze higher ed course syllabi. Students can preview course objectives and requirements before they register. Instructors can instantly update assignments online and notify students via email and social media.

Reader Testimony: 
“This syllabus management system has dramatically increased our productivity as well as our ability to manage syllabus workflow within our university. Our business-type model takes advantage of templatizing syllabi, and we are able to track and maintain changes made to our syllabi over time.” —Mike Wilday, instructional technology lead, Azusa Pacific Online University, Calif.
Year: 
2013

Colleges and universities can use Enrollment Rx to manage marketing, recruitment, admissions and enrollment processes. The cloud-based CRM automates enrollment workflow and allows administrators to measure marketing, recruitment and admissions through dashboards, reports and analytics.

Reader Testimony: 
“The Enrollment Rx CRM will enable our admission department to work more effectively and efficiently to recruit students into our university. With streamlined functionality, the CRM will improve our ability to communicate with students and potentially target specific customer groups for enhanced communication.” —Tammi Burkhardt, project manager/business analyst, Marylhurst University, Ore.
Year: 
2013

TargetX’s student recruitment manager is a CRM tool that helps colleges manage, integrate, and automate the process of student recruitment—from the first point of contact through enrollment. It allows for two-way data exchange with student information systems. It also includes an online app, a campus visit scheduler and email, broadcasting and online chat tools.

Year: 
2013

This seat, made for large auditoriums, has a headrest and an embossed, steel seat pan with three-inch molded polyurethane foam and serpentine springs that creates a comfortable, shift-resistant seat cushion. Two independent, fully operational hinge mechanisms guarantee consistent, safe folding, without adjustment.

Year: 
2013

This lecture capture software simultaneously records and synchronizes video, audio, slides, document cameras, screen capture and electronic whiteboard content. Users can record formal lectures, campus events, classroom activities and informal presentations. The Panopto recorder runs on any laptop, as well as on many mobile devices.

Reader Testimony: 
“Bringing recording capability to 200 classrooms at Creighton University, Panopto has given us the ability to provide an easy to use and flexible lecture capture solution to professors and students campuswide. Also, we can record outside the classroom. This is a huge advantage, as professors can record video and connect with students from any location.” —Brent Saltzman, application administrator, division of information technology, Creighton University, Neb.
Year: 
2013

These light fixtures deliver up to 5,000 lumens of light while achieving up to 130 lumens per watt. Using thermal management, the CR Series fixtures are available in a variety of color temperatures and have step, 0-10V or Lutron EcoSystem Enabled dimming options. Their compact, lightweight design accommodates recessed, surface mount or suspended installations.

Year: 
2013

With this web-based solution, higher ed institutions can request, receive, send, and analyze electronic student transcripts. The admissions department can track students through the application process and receive leads on students who meet a school’s key profile. Administrators can get transcripts in the format they prefer, regardless of how the sender chooses to send it.

Year: 
2013

The Utelogy software solution controls and manages AV systems, video conferencing and any other applications in a classroom, academic building or entire campus. Its management and monitoring system reduces downtime, and online access gives administrators the ability to address issues and updates remotely.

Reader Testimony: 
“This application provides faculty and staff a dashboard interface to use, instead of a physical button. Utelogy is a flexible, software solution for the control and management of our AV systems, video conferencing or any application where you need an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use and easy-to-support technology.” —Richard Avila, director of data center operations, California State University, East Bay
Year: 
2013

This cloud-based, emergency alert system allows users to manage time-sensitive communications to students, faculty, staff, campus security, first responders, visitors and others. Alerts can be sent via text message, voicemail, desktop alerts, email and websites. Messages also can be transmitted through digital signage and PA systems, and posted on social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Year: 
2013

Webex online virtual meeting software allows students and faculty across an institution—or halfway across the planet—to meet online and share files, information and expertise. Users can show others anything on their computer, including files, apps or a whole desktop. WebEx mobile apps are available for iPhone, iPad, Android or BlackBerry.

Year: 
2013

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